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Transcript: Transcript for 16/10/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM and Hefin David AM, Rhianon Passmore substituted for Dawn Bowden.

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - evidence session 1

Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group

Sean O’Neil, Policy Director, Children in Wales

Tim Ruscoe, Public Affairs and Participation Officer, Barnardo’s Cymru

Dr Simon Hoffman, Associate Professor, Swansea University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Committee.

2.2 They agreed to provide from their recent research (on behalf of EHRC) examples where Children Rights Impact Assessments (CRIAs) have been completed retrospectively to a policy being introduced.

 

 

 

(10.30 - 11.10)

3.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - evidence session 2

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales
Dr Phillip Connor, Consultant in Paediatric Haematologist, Directorate Research and Development Lead, The Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales
Rhian Croke, Children’s Human Rights Advisor, Human Rights Wales
Rhian Thomas Turner, Senior Operations Manager, Children’s Hospital for Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales.

(11.20 - 12.00)

4.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - evidence session 3

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Melissa Wood, Senior Associate
Hannah Wharf, Principal

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1        The Committee heard evidence from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

4.2        They agreed to provide international examples of how National Mechanisms for implementation, Reporting and Follow-up of UN recommendations operate in practise.

 

(12.00 - 12.40)

5.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - evidence session 4

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Rachel Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

(12.40)

6.

Papers to note

Minutes:

6.1 The papers were noted.

6.1

Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services - Update on Perinatal Mental Health

Supporting documents:

6.2

Letter from Chair of Public Accounts Committee - Looked after Children

Supporting documents:

6.3

Letter from the Welsh Government - Quadrilateral meeting with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Supporting documents:

(12.40)

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

7.1 The Motion was agreed.

(12.40 - 12.45)

8.

Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the sessions.

 

 

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